Equipment Reviews
Remembering the Early Days of L.A. Television
For most of us, it’s difficult to imagine a world devoid of television, or for that matter, a world where there were only one or two channel choices and television service was limited to just a few hours per day.
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What Tom Said: The Push for Drones
Locating Shows Becomes a Cross-Platform Challenge
McAdams On: Title II Overkill
Broadcast’s Future Depends On Consumer Electronics
The More Things Change
McAdams On: 2015
Archiving: Maintaining Relevance for the Future
Education Episodes Are Made For Multiplatform Release
2014: A Year Not Unlike Others
In 2014…
McAdams On: FCC Schism and its Impact on the Auction
Is ATSC 3.0 for Real?
McAdams On: Our Clunky Tech
Feb 24, 2015 / 01:28 PM
Scorpion Portable LED Light Kit
One of the big pushes these days in lighting technology is the use of light emitting diodes as the light source.
Feb 20, 2015 / 02:00 PM
Nexto’s NVS2825 Portable Memory Card Backup System
These days it isn’t unusual to use several different cameras on a production, each with its own codecs and media.
Feb 16, 2015 / 05:00 AM
Teranex 2D Aids ‘House of Cards’ Production
As the on-set graphics supervisor for the third season of “House of Cards,” one of my challenges was to create a mobile playback system to feed a set that included a network broadcast production facility setup with lots of video monitors displalying live feeds and graphics.
Feb 04, 2015 / 02:00 PM
TSL’s Pam PiCo Touch Monitor
As I started this review, I reflected back on the times I worked overnight at our transmitter site some 25 miles from the studio, each and every Thursday night.
Feb 03, 2015 / 02:00 PM
The Sun-Bouncer Pro Kit From Sunbounce
The Sun-Bouncer Pro Kit allows you to diffuse the light source to achieve softer shadows.
Jan 30, 2015 / 11:00 AM
Adorama’s 3Pod Tripod
You’d think that a good quality, fluid head tripod would be one of the first things a filmmaker would buy.
Jan 29, 2015 / 01:00 PM
RED’s 6K Epic Dragon
RED Digital Cinema’s cameras are legendary in the industry for their ultra-high resolution imagery.
Jan 28, 2015 / 01:38 PM
Steadicam’s Curve Stabilization System
Steadicam has been around for a long time with its stabilization products.
Dec 18, 2014 / 05:00PM
Blackmagic Design’s Pocket Cine Camera
A couple of years ago when Blackmagic Design first announced their original Cinema Camera that captured raw 2K imagery for only $2,000 it seemed like a tough act to follow, value-wise.
Dec 03, 2014 / 03:25PM
HD Camera Monitor Shines in Field
Trying to focus with only a camera’s viewfinder or 3.5-inch flip-out display can lead to disappointment at edit time, as you discover that critical shots are just a bit out of focus.

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